A live CD, live DVD, or live disc is a CD or DVD containing a bootable computer operating system.

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No operating system

I was upgrading my laptop (HP Pavilion dv6000) from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and the power failed. Now I have no operating system stops at "checking battery state [OK] I'm sending this message from ...
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How to boot from CD / DVD and install from USB?

I've got an legacy Notebook (Toshiba Satellite 1110). I would like to install Lubuntu 14.04 . Unfortunately I was not able to boot from USB. The device is over 10 years old and has only got USB 1.x ...
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How to create live shell-only ISO?

All I need is bootable ISO file, which will run minimal linux and have in filesystem 2 files. One of them about 2GB, another one is my script. No GUI needed, only shell is enough. Eventually it should ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on a MacBook 6.1?

I would like to install Ubuntu on a MacBook 6.1 (MAC OSX 10.6.8), but I don't understand how to do so ... Boot Camp (v3.0.4) gives me a message «impossible de continuer le téléchargement. Le logiciel ...
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How do i install ubuntu on corrupt win 7

I have an assembled computer. It runs on Windows 7 Ultimate. I exactly don't know what happened but when I switch it on , it says that "the file checksum does not match the computed checksum". So ...
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live cd installation

I downloaded ubuntu-12.04.4-dvd-i386.iso from Ubuntu website, and I burn an image on a dvd. now when I insert the dvd and restart my computer and booted it from the dvd I got a massage said: bootmngr ...
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Live DVD boot - lost Launcher in Unity

I wanted to check out the latest (12.04) version of Ubuntu to see if the Unity shell had improved, so I booted my Dell Latitude with a live DVD. My laptop is connected to a docking station, and I ...
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Change timeout in Systemback

I am learning to use Systemback in Lubuntu, in order to create a customized livecd/livedvd. I would like to change the main menu timeout to 0 and add rootdelay=5. How do i do this? thanks in advance ...
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Ubuntu 15.04: Installation not possible because there is no screen

I want to install Ubuntu 15.04 AMD64 on my PC (AMD CPU, SSD with Windows 10 and a Nvidia GTX 750TI). I am booting from the LiveDVD. If i do not touch a key it shows the Ubuntu logo for some time and ...
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Can't install 14.04 with any method (usb,dvd,wubi)

I'm trying to dual boot windows 10 and ubuntu 14.04. I want to use windows for gaming and ubuntu for everything else. The specs for my machine are here http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KvRjMp. Windows 10 ...
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What is the live session user password in Kubuntu 15.04?

What is the live session user password in Kubuntu 15.04? Furthermore, why is there a password for the live user at all?
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Creating a UFI-bootable Live Ubuntu *DVD* with a Windows 8.1 machine

Most or all of the AskUbuntu posts on this subject seem to wind up talking about either USB keys or CD's. I know Ubuntu 14.10 doesn't fit on a CD, and I don't have a USB drive. I'm running Windows ...
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I need Ubuntu Desktop for developers. Can someone mail it to me

I don't have enough Megabytes for downloading the Ubuntu Desktop for developers. Can anyone mail me the copy? It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you... Vivian, Papua New Guinea.
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does live DVD totally erase windows?

I'm buying a new laptop august 13th, the Asus X551MAV-RCLN06 is the front runner. It has the Intel Celeron N2830 dual core processor, 4 gb ram. The two options with the Live DVD are to use the whole ...
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Live DVD ignored when booting

I want to resize the / partition of a computer, and for this I need to use a Live disk. I've downloaded the ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso file from the Ubuntu website, and I burned it onto a regular ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 missing Try without installation option

I just created a Lubuntu 13.10 LiveDVD via UNetbootin on my Ubuntu 13.04 system, in order to be able to use Lubuntu on an old work computer that runs slowly on Windows XP (a Dell Optiplex GOX 270, in ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 can't see my WiFi

I'm trying out Ubuntu 13.10 from a Live DVD. It does not detect my WiFi or any other WiFi that my Windows 8 always shows. I typed lspci -v in Terminal and here's what it says: Network Controller: ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu on computer via cd; no bootable device

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my desktop computer, a Dell Inspiron 530, intel core 2 duo. I burned the DVD on my friends computer, it verified correctly, but when I try to boot from CD/DVD drive, it ...
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Odd LiveCD error message that says “??? ???”

I have recently taken an interest in Ubuntu and considered putting it on my old computer that just manages to get over the minimum requirements. However, ever since the launch of 13.10, I have not ...
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Operating system not found after live DVD instalation

I Tried to install 13.04 from a live DVD after failing repeatedly to create a bootable usb. It says it installs and tells me to reboot but when I do refind can't find any bootable partitions. I ...
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Unable to boot to live DVD on Mac PowerBook G4

My mac is really old. The hardware sucks, but so does the software. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit PowerPC on it, but whenever I try to boot to the live DVD, by either holding C' or ...
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Why doesn't my system boot from the installation disk?

In BIOS, I have set the CD drive as a priority boot drive. The DVD boots fine on my other desktop (Windows 7). My PC is a bit old, is this the problem? The DVD drive tries to boot but after a while, ...
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Fresh install of 64 bit 12.04 over 32 bit 11.10 alongside Windows 7

I currently have Ubuntu 11.10 32 bit and Windows 7 dual boot in separate partitions. I am trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit (mistakenly installed the 32 bit 11.10 a little while ...
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Laptop switches off during the installation process

I am installing Ubuntu 12.10 on an acer 5315 laptop. I have burned an image of the ISO on a DVD and when the disk boots everything looks like it is going according to plan. I choose the option to ...
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My DVD installer has been loading for 20 mins

I have downloaded your DVD image. I have burnt it on a regular dvd. But it has been loading for 20 minutes already. I've installed Ubuntu on 5 computers at least, and this is the first time I face ...
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Creating an Alternate Install CD with pre installed users

I want to create my own customized Ubuntu derivative and this question already gave me a very good start. My requirements are quite specific I want to roll out a CD with Set of users who are ...
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Can't boot ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on AsRock z77 extreme 4

I'm very new to Ubuntu. I tried to boot Ubuntu from DVD and from USB (which was created with unetbootin) both in UEFI and in AHCI mode (which is AsRock's BIOS mode I think), but none of the four ...
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The UBUNTU Graphics Catch 22

Trying to use a Live DVD to run Ubuntu 14.04.1, I get the "Monitor signal out of range" error. I hit ctrl-alt-F1 to bring up the command line. I do sudo nano /etc/default/grub and remove # from ...
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Multiple ISO in single bootable dvd

Its not just multiple Ubuntu distros in single dvd/usb as stated here or Ubuntu distos with other utility ISO's in a single dvd/usb I'm asking. I want to include Windows 7 or above version, Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu DVD Startup 'Fixes' Partition table - Wrongly assumes RAID - Corrupts disk partitions

Testdisk deep search is unable to detect the correct partition table for /dev/sdb, after starting the PC from DVD (Ubuntu 14.04 LTC Trusty Tahr - Release amd64 (20140417)), and experiencing the ...
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How to properly burn and install Ubuntu 13.10 from USB-stick or DVD?

A few months ago, I've downloaded the Ubuntu 13.10 .iso file and made an usb flashdrive of it. It did not work, the boot seemed to start (that purple screen shows up) but not the screen asking about ...
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install problem/error mainboard based (I guess)

I as in the header told got a problem with the installation of ubuntu (and other linux versions too), I guess its a problem with my mainboard. because when I try to install ubuntu I get the following ...
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How To boot into ununtu or windows

So I installed Ubuntu as a single partition install but deleted my boot partition and now I am unable to boot into into my system, but it runs the Samsung splash screen then restarts. I have tryed ...
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using “try ubunutu” option

My question is similar but not exact duplicate of the question posted here... How do I create a completely unattended install of Ubuntu? I need unattended "try ubuntu" option. I do not want to ...
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Running Trusty Tahr in RAM

Is there documentation explaining how to fully decompress the filesystem.squashfs into RAM? The LiveCD has an option "toram", but the casper script copies the entire casper directory, including the ...
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Ubuntu DVD won't boot

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, but as I can't start Windows, I tried uninstalling Ubuntu from within itself. I downloaded os-uninstaller, but that works only with the "Try Ubuntu" option ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 DVD Installation not Loading

I am currently running Xubuntu 13.10, and have burned Ubuntu 14.04 onto a DVD. Whenever I put the DVD into the disk dive and turn on my laptop the Xubuntu start screen appears, instead of the Ubuntu ...